I am a digital nomad who travels all the time. When choosing a wardrobe for travelling in hot countries I am limited to suitcase space. So one of the core colours I opt for when travelling is mustard and yellow. it is a very vibrant colour that goes with so many colours. I am going through a healing stage and the colour yellow is the colour that is speaking out to me. one of my issues is menopause and the yellow flower grown here in Vietnam is called the chrysanthemum. This herb helps me sleep, clears brain fog and helps with bloating tummies. I am a true believer that yellow is the colour that is going to get me to the goal of achieving success in 2023.

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Yellow makes me glow and it’s a colour that looks fabulous as I get older. Yellow is all about glow and wearing it with a big bow.

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You can always opt for floral dresses when travelling with a snippet of yellow.

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Yellow look great with white trainers and floral prints too.


There are so many different colours of yellow and mustard. This ZARA bow dress is made of elastic and I wear it with my Metiseko silk skirt made here in Hoi An. I use it as a top and it’s brilliant because of my very long torso it never crawls up and shows my underwear. I always have this problem with my long torso, the tops or t-shirts are normally too short.

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Mustard Versus Yellow

Mustard is a dull/dark yellow color that resembles culinary mustard, similar to the color Flax. Mustard is yellow because of turmeric. Mustard seeds themselves are quite brown. Since the 1840s,  thanks to the English language we’ve been giving credit to the wrong spice.

I wore lots of mustard whilst driving a Bentley Continental GTC Speed Convertible and other supercars.  My designer kept saying my leather jacket made in Tuscany is actually yellow. When I was driving through the Cotswold, which is famous for golden-coloured stones around the villages of Chipping Campden and Broadwater. I also kept calling it mustard. So we can conclude that mustard is yellow and yellow is mustard.

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I began to fall in love with everything mustard and yellow for the simple reason many people are afraid to wear it. People really have no clue how to team this colour. The colour mustard was worn very much in Venice way back in 2021. Yellow/mustard colour is very popular in countries full of sunshine like Italy and South East Asia.

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Chipping Campden Cotswold village

It is my colour for 2023, as I continue to travel the digital nomad lifestyle.

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Bentley GTC Speed wearing mustard Benheart leather jacket

Yellow For Travel

Why is it now that yellow keeps reaching my soul? What is it about this healing colour that my body is craving for it?

Now touring Hoi An here in Vietnam which is a unique town of Japanese architecture. I embraced a ray of bright yellow sunshine. This UNISECO town is famous for its yellow paint, walls and buildings. When I walk into the boutiques the textile used cotton but Vietnamese silk.

Embroidery silk and fabrics are made in Vietnam and it’s popular with tourists to get bespoke items made to take back to Europe, Canada and Australia.

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In Hoi An I also wore my bespoke embroidery denim Prada jeans I had made for my car reviews. Yellow is a colour that teams well with blue, pink, red and gold. People are afraid to wear yellow as it’s so very bright and attention-seeking. But it is a colour easy to wear in the tropics whilst travelling.

How To Travel With Yellow

If you have no idea what yellow goes with the following images of my street style here in Hoi An should inspire you to embrace yellow or mustard.

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Hoi An is famous for lanterns so take a look at all the colours that yellow works well with. When buying fruit juice yellow pineapple, mango and other fruits are there to inspire me to work with yellow as a core travel colour. As you can see the colour yellow also works well with green here in Asia they call it Celadon is a pale blue-green named after a type of ceramic that originated in China.

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Celadon is both a color and a glaze that was developed and refined during the 10th and 11th centuries. Celadon, the colour, has undertones of grey and jade.

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Look how the blue standard is out when you team mustard or yellow with it. Blue and red look fabulous with different shades of yellow.

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How To Wear Yellow Without Looking Like A Lemon Tree

As you can see a yellow backpack goes a long way when touring the streets of Asia. It is a unisex colour that works well with grey and black travel wear. So simply wearing a yellow backpack can lift a very boring outfit for sure. Or in my case I am wearing a very dark blue dress by JW Anderson for Uniqlo.

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Can you see how it would brighten up my very dull blue colour on me?

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Ginko Hoi An Vietnam backpack

Converse White With Yellow

I am surprised how well the converse trainers team well with yellow. No need to look sloppy when travelling. You may also want to team yellow with pearls which are a very popular new trend for men.

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Yellow Accessories

Now if you really don’t want to embrace yellow too much. Opt for a nice yellow hat which is great for hot climates. It is a colour that will brighten up any bodies day and if you are feeling low, depressed or not so much energy, yellow will lift the very core of your soul. As an interior design idea for your home, visit Hoi An here in Vietnam and you will be overloaded with ideas to take back to your home.

Hoi An Yellow Hat

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My Airbnb has yellow doors and it looks fabulous as decor door.

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Hellow-mellow yellow is the colour for 2023, in times of stress you can always count on yellow.

Hoi An Yellow cafe culture